Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Key Lime Cake

Last month my father-in-law asked me to bake a cake for my mother-in-law's birthday dinner.  I remembered that she loved key lime pie, but I needed a cake recipe.  I turned to Pinterest of course.  I found several recipes for key lime pound cake.  I wanted something a bit grander though.  Then I stumbled upon this key lime cake recipe from Bakerella.  The recipe used basic ingredients for the most part and was easy put together.

As usual I made a few changes to the original recipe.  I used juice from regular limes (at 25 cents each) rather than key limes.  I also added some lime zest to the cake and the frosting.  I substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream only because I had yogurt that needed to be used.  I cut the amount of sugar in the cake to 1 cup.  I also halved the frosting recipe.  It was plenty of frosting for the cake.  I cannot imagine trying to put a full frosting recipe on one cake.  I added a fresh lime slice to the top.

The cake was delicious and not too sweet.  It was very moist.  I ended up making the cake again for a church dinner the following weekend.  This recipe is a definite keeper!


Sarah L said...

It's a beautiful cake. Looks delicious!

Terri Cheney said...

Wow....This sounds like a cake I'd love. I am very fond of bright citrus flavors in cakes and pies.